The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Root biology

Faculty in the Plant Biology graduate program with research interests in Root biology

Charles Anderson
Associate Professor of Biology

Research interests: In vivo imaging of plant cell wall dynamics - Molecular genetic analysis of genes involved in cell growth - Cell wall biosynthesis in dividing cells - Cell wall engineering for sustainable bioenergy production.

Kathleen Brown
Professor of Plant Stress Biology, Department of Plant Science

Regulation of root development. Root responses to edaphic stress. Identification and genetic mapping of traits for adaptation to edaphic stress.

Erin Connolly
Professor and Head, Department of Plant Science

Molecular mechanisms of micronutrient transport. Iron uptake and compartmentalization. Metal ion homeostasis

Wayne Curtis
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Regulation and signal transduction in plant secondary metabolism. Phytoremediation of hydrocarbons. Commercial chemical production in plants and plant tissue culture.

David Eissenstat
Professor of Woody Plant Physiology, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Plant physiological ecology. Root biology and physiology. Plant carbon and nutrient economies.

Seogchan Kang
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Genetic and cellular mechanisms underpinning plant-fungal interactions with Arabidopsis thaliana and Fusarium oxysporum as a model system. Molecular genetics and comparative genomics of fungal plant pathogens. Bioinformatics.

Jonathan Lynch
Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition, Department of Plant Science

Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.